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DES VILLES...(à la campagne)
— Une exposition de cinéma et de vidéo Marguerite DURAS Bessie NAGER Alexander COSTELLO Clément COGITORE
From saturday july 6 to sunday september 8 2019
Preview friday july 5 2019 at 18:30

The city where humans aggregate to live together is the perfect symbol of the world to come : in the Apocalypse, the mankind destiny is to live eternally in the heavenly Jerusalem. On that subject, the Babel or Babylon myths warn us that creating a city is a high-risk act : man defies the creator gods.
2008 is the year when, at the world level, city dwellers became majority. In Asia, in Africa, in Latin America, metropolitan areas overlap to form urban networks of more than 50 million people. This critical mass turns geopolitics into metro politics : traditional war is replaced by terror discharged solely on metropolises’ concentration. Pompeii, Hiroshima, New York, PANIC CITIES signaling that the biggest 20th century disaster was the city, the contemporary metropolis of the progress disaster(Paul Virilio, Ville panique, Ailleurs commence ici, p.94).


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